Every day and more than ever in the current crisis, women need support to prepare for motherhood. Photo by Miranda Mayle Photography.
No doubt about it, 2020 has already been a brutal year.
And while we'd like to think the worst is behind us, chances are it's going to get tougher.
While everyone is facing their own battles, Babes has seen first-hand how the recent months have been just so challenging for pregnant women and new mums.
For so many, COVID-19 is yet another crisis, and one that is making support even harder to access, as women try to prepare for motherhood amidst family breakdown, domestic violence, insecure housing and income, mental health issues, and more.
Through the past months of lockdown, Babes has continued to be there - remotely, but still as fully as possible - for the most vulnerable families in our communities, even as the global pandemic makes them more isolated, traumatised and at-risk.
As restrictions begin to ease, we want to step up our support, and start the recovery process for new mums hit hard by social distancing, and by countless other factors that are unfair, alienating, and so often out of their control.
And more than ever, we need your help to do it.
Yep, amidst the tough conditions, The Babes Project is determined that we can be tougher still.
We need to be, for so many vulnerable women and their families, at the most vital point of their lives.
This EOFY, your donation will go further than ever to empower new mums thrive. Donate at 1millionformums.com and know you're helping a new mum and her bub start their journey safe, nurtured, and supported.
Finally, two bits of good news in 2020 - and don't we all need it right now.
The first, despite all the challenges, this year The Babes Project has already supported more than 40 mums to bring their new bubs into the world! We've celebrated each one on our social media, so head to Instagram or Facebook to say welcome!
And the second, even with all the chaos and calamity, our generous Babes tribe is already answering the call to help!
If you've already supported our EOFY appeal, THANK YOU for helping us provide vital care to new mums doing it tough.
But amidst worsening isolation, stress and insecurity, more work is needed to ensure every woman starts motherhood safe, nurtured, and supported.
When you give at 1millionformums.com you can be sure that every dollar makes a difference to Australia's most vulnerable new mums.
With your help, Babes can be there for women when they need it most - thank you for the difference you make to their bright and beautiful futures.
Contributions of $2 or more are tax-deductible. Please make a stand for The Babes Project, and let vulnerable women know that they’ll always have somewhere to turn.